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Will the Government Shutdown Drive Federal Workers to Vote Against Trump in 2020?

January 29, 2019 / Joyce Chen

At a time when hypocrisy and illogical reasoning seem to reign supreme within a government torn in two over what is ultimately a really expensive construction/vanity project, it would seem as though we’ve already maxed out our tolerance for the inane. But the recent government shutdown—which earned the dubious honor of being the longest shutdown in U.S. history at a whopping 35 days—proved to be fertile ground for sprouting even more frustration, with 800,000 federal workers waiting on suspended paychecks, caught in limbo as the Washington elite bickered amongst themselves.